9 September 2010 Three-dimensional polarization ray tracing, retardance
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Proceedings Volume 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010; 76521W (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.868589
Event: International Optical Design Conference 2010, 2010, Jackson Hole, WY, United States
The retardance associated with a three-by-three polarization ray tracing matrix is analyzed. The retardance of the polarization ray tracing matrix contains both a geometrical transformation and the polarization properties of diattenuation and retardance associated with a ray path through the optical and polarization elements. A method using parallel transport of transverse vectors is able to separate the geometrical transformation from the "physical" retardance, allowing the retardance to be calculated. A non-polarizing ray tracing matrix provides proper local coordinates to calculate the physical retardance without the geometrical transformation.
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Garam Yun, Garam Yun, Russell A. Chipman, Russell A. Chipman, } "Three-dimensional polarization ray tracing, retardance", Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 76521W (9 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868589; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.868589


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